Andreas Athanasiou scored twice for Detroit, which had lost 12 of its previous 13 games.
Anders Lee scored the winner for the Islanders with less than three minutes left, and Thomas Greiss made 33 saves.
Islanders Coach Barry Trotzky said his team raised its ‘battle level’ as it earned another win against a division opponent.
Shootout goals by Jordan Eberle and Mathew Marzal powered the Islanders past Ottawa as Trotz became the fourth N.H.L. coach to reach 800 wins.
Alexandar Georgiev threw his stick, which knocked the puck away from Alex Ovechkin. It was ruled a goal, and Washington gained the Metropolitan lead when
Ovechkin became the first player in N.H.L. history with 10 seasons of at least 45 goals, scoring the winner at Nassau Coliseum. The Devils and
Many fans have vowed to taunt Tavares, the leader of the Islanders for years, when he returns to Nassau Coliseum Thursday night for his first
With the loss, the Islanders fell into a tie for first place in the Metropolitan Division with the Washington Capitals.
Evgeny Kuznetsov’s overtime goal gave the Capitals a win and put them within two points of the Islanders in the Metropolitan Division.
Mathew Barzal and Anders Lee scored in the third period, and the Islanders beat the Edmonton Oilers, 5-2, on Saturday night in the final game